Lines Composed at the New Castle County Courthouse, February, 2013

By Jennifer Sutherland Equity will not suffer a wrong without a remedy. Two days later, when the lobby tile had traded crimson for cardboard and chalk, I respectfully submitted a request to return and retrieve my papers. As the scene had been processed my plea was granted. The policeman yawned and stepped over the yellow … More Lines Composed at the New Castle County Courthouse, February, 2013


By Clif Mason In the cemetery of night, +++++++++++++++++++++++++++the weeping spreads ++++++++++++++++briars ++and brambles. What does an assault weapon bullet +++++++++++++++++++++++++++do to a child’s body? ++++++++++++++++What must we give up to count ++++++++++the entry wounds? ++++Earth holds their bodies. She will treat them ++++++++++++++++with the kindness ++++++++++++++++++++++++she offers all of the dead, ++++the kindness that … More FUGUE FOR THE SANDY HOOK DEAD 

Stolen Sonnet

By David Baker golden shovel after Gwendolyn Brooks   Burn this bitch down he ++++++++++++++++++said to us because hands up one said don’t ++++++++++++++++++shootmore said but the— all of us walking ++++++++++++++++++strong poor not-poor— she said black loud we’re ++++++++++++++++++not detainable were— our loud sanity ++++++++++++++++++freezing sweaty— riot is the language ++++++++++++++++++of the unheard and— … More Stolen Sonnet

Response to Yusuf Komunyakaa’s “Shotguns”

By Sujata Iyengar I: The Litany Teens and Children Killed by Gun Violence in Georgia, Jan 1 to March 16, 2018 (from Jashun Ingram, 17 months old Nacari Newson, 15 years old Ga’Quavious Williams, 17 years old Montaego Maxwell Jr, 18 years old Jalen Camron, 17 years old John Cooksey Jr, 12 years old … More Response to Yusuf Komunyakaa’s “Shotguns”

Student Handbook

By Sara Burnett   A is for alligator and AR-15. B is for backpack, bumpstock, bolt— what you lock or run from. C is for closet, where the teacher tells you to hide. D is for duck. E is for everybody hold hands as we exit the building. F is for four or five friends … More Student Handbook

The Cost

By Cameron Jury Based on Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine “Hello, I am looking to buy a gun. Can you help me?” “Of course! I can start by telling you About our top sellers. Our crowd favorite is the AR-15; Known for its easy rapid re-fire, Holds a 20 round magazine, And is customizable. Its … More The Cost